Rancho Santa Fe jeweler donates to the Friends of San Pasqual Academy

Rancho Santa Fe Estate and Fine Jewelry, located at 6024 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe, will be donating 10 percent of all sales proceeds through Dec. 31, 2012 to the non-profit organization, Friends of San Pasqual Academy. Friends of San Pasqual Academy assists foster teens of San Diego County in their endeavor to become confident, productive, educated, successful adults. Rancho Santa Fe Estate and Fine Jewelry specializes in a variety of services, including expert cleaning, re-sizing, jewelry and watch repair, custom jewelry design, pearl re-stringing, appraisal, and acquisition or consignment of gold pieces, diamonds, estate, antique, designer/gemstone jewelry and watches.

According to owner Coleen Freeman, “We recently hosted an Open House event celebrating 30 years of operation in Rancho Santa Fe where we donated a portion of our event sales proceeds to Friends of San Pasqual Academy; it was such a gratifying experience that we decided to extend our philanthropic component throughout the holiday shopping season. Our contribution will help support San Pasqual Academy and their dedicated staff provide a safe, stable academic environment for deserving foster teens. In the spirit of giving during the holidays, we hope to make a difference.”

The Friends of San Pasqual Academy organizes a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, including “Teens, Jeans and Dreams” held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the fall, scheduled next year for Sept. 7, 2013, and “Tee it Up For Foster Teens” a golf tournament in the spring, which will be held on April 22, 2013, at the Santaluz Club. Visit www.friendsofsanpasqualacademy.org or call 858-759-3298.

With regard to the acquisition of jewelry, Freeman said “We have very good connections with Sotheby’s in New York and Los Angeles where we can facilitate items for disposition. We once had a rare gold piece brought in for appraisal and ended up helping our customer sell it through Sotheby’s auction house because it was so unique. We also operate on the highest level of discretion and our customers value the confidentiality we maintain; one of our regular clients is a descendant of a high-profile celebrity that drives down from Hollywood to liquidate jewelry that she no longer wears because she has trust and confidence that her transactions will always be private and her compensation will consistently be honest and fair. I enjoy helping people and we also welcome pets in our shop.”

Visit www.ranchosantafejewelers.com for store hours and appointments, or call 858-756-4047.

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